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Description: Dob Park Lodge
Date Listed: 14 July 1987
Date Delisted: 20 April 1998
English Heritage Building ID: 331483
OS Grid Reference: SE1908150230
OS Grid Coordinates: 419081, 450230
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9478, -1.7108
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The following building was de-listed on 20th April 1998.
WESTON DOB PARK LANE
SE 15 SE
(west side, off)
6/90 Dob Park Lodge
Ruins of hunting lodge. Probably early C17 for Sir Mauger Vavasour.
Coursed squared gritstone, ashlar details. Plinth and quoins. Remains of
south-west front and rear stair and chimney tower survive, the original plan
T- or L-shaped. The main facade was of 3 storeys over a basement and
probably 5 bays long, the 2 left bays remaining, bay 1 is of 3 storeys and
bay 2 is of 2. Recessed chamfered mullion windows throughout. 2 cross-
windows with cornice,and label-stops with 3 knobs in relief, to ground floor,
similar windows above but under a continuous dripmould. The third storey of
bay 1 has a similar window and dripmould; the masonry returns to the right
suggesting that central 3 bays were recessed, leaving a balcony or parapet
between (cf Fountains Hall, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains qv).
Projecting masonry between ground and first floors right suggests the
position of an oriel or bay window. The basement is pierced by a
rectangular window, a similar open window to the left return, also cross
windows as front to the second and third storeys. The rear stair tower has
3 tiers of rectangular stair windows in the north-west wall; the inner face
has a large basement fireplace with shallow triangular head in chamfered
surround, a relieving arch above; a chimney flue from a probably corner
fireplace (cf Weston Banqueting House) to the raised ground floor, and a
small fireplace to the second floor, the surround similar to the basement
fireplace. To the left are 2 pairs of shallow triangular headed doorways
divided by the remains of a stone partition wall. The building is thought
to have been a forest lodge and was occupied by a branch of the Vavasour
family of Weston Hall (qv). During the Civil War it is said to have been
shelled by Cromwell's soldiers. H Speight, Upper Wharfedale, 1900, p 168.
Listing NGR: SE1908150230
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Source: English Heritage
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